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How Starting An Art Podcast Transformed My Creative Journey

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A few years ago as an artist and musician, I was seeking to rekindle my passion and reconnect with the artist community. 

I embarked on a journey that not only transformed my artistic endeavors but also provided a platform for others. 

What did I do? I created an art podcast that I could produce right from home.

How it started

I wanted to reenter the artist community and this led me to explore unconventional avenues, and that's when the idea of starting an art podcast struck me. 

I envisioned a platform that not only showcased the diverse talents of artists I saw online but also a great way for networking and mutual inspiration.

Interviews And Networking

When I first started recording interviews these conversations not only motivated me but also provided invaluable insights into the different facets of the art world.

As I delved into their narratives, I discovered one of the biggest factors to their success was just networking with other artists.

I realized I was actually doing this just by having conversations on my podcast.

The podcast became a conduit for knowledge exchange, a place where artists freely shared tips, techniques, and resources. The sense of camaraderie that emerged laid the foundation for what was to come.

The beauty of hosting the podcast from my home studio was that it made the entire process accessible to anyone with a passion for art.

The Power of Asking Questions

One of the unforeseen benefits of running the podcast was the ability to seek guidance and knowledge from a diverse pool of artists. 

Whenever I encountered a roadblock or had a burning question about my own artistic journey, I had the privilege of posing these queries to my podcast guests.

The responses were not only enlightening but also showcased the generosity of the artistic community. 

Artists willingly shared their expertise, providing me with valuable insights and solutions to challenges I faced. The podcast became a dynamic platform for continuous learning and growth.

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How You Can Do It Too

Starting a home-based art podcast may seem daunting, but the rewards are immeasurable. Here's a simple guide for artists looking to embark on a similar journey:

  1. Define Your Niche: Identify the unique angle or theme that sets your podcast apart. Whether it's showcasing local talent, discussing specific art techniques, or exploring art history, a niche will help you attract a dedicated audience.
  2. Use Targeted Advertising: Leverage social media platforms like Facebook to reach your desired audience. Craft compelling ads that resonate with artists, inviting them to be part of your podcast.
  3. Create a Comfortable Setup: You don't need a fancy studio to start. I started just by getting a decent microphone and a digital recorder. I would connect the mic to my laptop on a video call. Then I would run a 1/8 wire from the headphone jack of my laptop into the input of the digital recorder. Then with my headphones plugged into the digital recorder would record the call on that.
  4. Build Relationships: The true power of an art podcast lies in the relationships you build. Connect with your interviewees beyond the podcast, and don't hesitate to ask them for recommendations on other artists to feature. That leads to more networking opportunities!
  5. Embrace Continuous Learning: Use your podcast as a platform for learning. Ask questions you would want to know from the artists and seek advice during the conversation. The more you learn, the more valuable your podcast becomes to both you and your audience.

Conclusion

Starting my art podcast has been a transformative experience, both personally and artistically. What began as a quest for connection has become a community of artists that I got to know.

If you're an artist seeking to reignite your passion, forge new connections, and immerse yourself in a world of inspiration, consider starting your own art podcast.

Think of it this way, it's what I did and you're reading this because I started mine. 😊 

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